This one story residence is asymmetrical in plan and has an intersecting gable roof with composition shingles. Weatherboard siding with cornerboards sheaths the exterior. A concrete foundation supports the building. The windows are fixed sash, some are multi-light. There is a double gable pent roof over the front porch, supported with square posts, a solid balustrade, and scuppers. Finials decorate the gable peaks. The north and south wing and the porch are later additions. The building faces west on South Third Street and is in excellent condition. The building was occupied by Elsie Bolt in the 1940's. Bolt was an elementary teacher in Independence. Later residents included Mary Donaldson, a teacher and Fred Calef, a lawyer.